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Alex Bledsoe Papers, 1980- 2009

Collection Overview

Title: Alex Bledsoe Papers, 1980- 2009

ID: RBSC/SFWA/001

Creator: Bledsoe, Alex

Extent: 3.1 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of novels; series II consists of correspondence; series III consists of short stories; and series IV consist of  miscellaneous articles.

Date Acquired: 04/27/2009

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Alex Bledsoe papers consists of printed (paper-based) drafts, manuscripts, galley proofs, correspondences, notes, page proofs, a writing contest entry, award certificates, newspapers and publications with Mr. Bledsoe’s work.  The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels, series II consists of correspondence, series III consists of Short stories, and series IV consist of  miscellaneous articles. Series I is organized alphabetically by title.  In series II, III, and IV organization is based on original date of work.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Addiitons by Alex Bledsoe on 06/25/2009, 04/19/2010, 05/31/2010, 03/02/2011, 02/12/2012, 02/13/2013, 03/02/2011

Access Restrictions: Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Use Restrictions: Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Acquisition Source: Alex Bledsoe

Related Materials: For more information please see http://alexbledsoe.com/; https://twitter.com/AlexBledsoe.


Box and Folder Listing

Series I: Novels
Box 1
Folder 1: Blood Groove [Two book covers and one bookmark, Tom Doherty Associates], no date
Folder 2: Blood Groove [Manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 15, no date
Folder 3: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-15, no date
Folder 4: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 16-30, no date
Folder 5: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 31-End, no date
Folder 6: Blood Groove [Draft with edits, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2007
Folder 7: Blood Groove [Draft with edits, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2007
Folder 8: Blood Groove [Edited galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Various pages, 2007
Folder 9: Blood Groove [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-18, 2008
Folder 10: Blood Groove [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 19-End, 2008
Box 2
Folder 1: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-13, 2009
Folder 2: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 14-26, 2009
Folder 3: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 27-End, 2009
Folder 4: Burn Me Deadly [Draft, Tom Doherty Associates] Various Pages, no date
Folder 5: Burn Me Deadly [Near final draft, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2006
Folder 6: Lumina (Burn Me Deadly) [Draft with edits, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2006-2007
Folder 7: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-14, 2008
Box 3
Folder 1: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 15-End, 2008
Folder 2: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-9, 2009
Folder 3: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 10-22, 2009
Folder 4: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 23-End, 2009
Folder 5: Burn Me Deadly [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-15, 2009
Folder 6: Burn Me Deadly [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 16-End, 2009
Folder 7: Burn Me Deadly [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Edited Pages, 2009
Folder 8: The Girls with Games of Blood [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-16, 2009
Box 4
Folder 1: The Girls with Games of Blood [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 17-End, 2009
Folder 2: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Notes, Bantam Books], no date
Folder 3: Night Tides [Edited Galley Proofs, Bantam Books] Various Pages, no date
Folder 4: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Copy edited manuscript, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-13, no date
Folder 5: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Copy edited manuscript, Bantam Books] Chapter 14-End, no date
Folder 6: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Manuscript with notes by Lori Devoti, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-6, 2008
Folder 7: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [2nd manuscript revision, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-End, 2008
Folder 8: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Manuscript revisions & notes, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-27, 2007-2009
Folder 9: Night Tides [Copy edited page proofs, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-12, 2009
Box 5
Folder 1: Night Tides [Copy edited page proofs, Bantam Books] Chapter 13-End, 2009
Folder 2: Night Tides [Galley proofs with edits, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-11, 2009
Folder 3: Night Tides [Galley proofs with edits, Bantam Books] Chapter 12-End, 2009
Folder 4: Night Tides [Edited galley proofs, Bantam Books] Various pages, 2009
Folder 5: Night Tides [Galley proofs with notes, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-15, 2009
Folder 6: Night Tides [Galley proofs with notes, Bantam Books] Chapter 16-End, 2009
Folder 7: The Sword-Edged Blonde [Oregon Arts Festival Flyer, Tom Doherty Associates], 2008
Folder 8: The Sword-Edged Blonde [Galley proofs with edits, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2008
Box 6
Folder 1: Typescript of 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); pgs. 1-198, chs. 1-15 [TOR Books], 10/25/2010
Folder 2: Typescript of 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa) w/hand edits; pgs. 199-425, chs. 16-35(end) [TOR Books], 10/23/2010
Folder 3: Hardcover page proofs for 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa), missing pages returned to editor; chs. 1-16, i-178 [TOR Books], 4/8/2011
Folder 4: Hardcover page proofs for 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa), missing pages returned to editor; chs. 17-35, 179-349(end) [TOR Books], 4/8/2011
Folder 5: "Zombie" prologue for 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa), written as promo for guest blog of Bledsoe's; 2pgs typescript [TOR Books], 8/24/2011
Folder 6: Typescript of 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); draft pages, unnumbered [TOR Books], 3/5-8/22/2008
Folder 7: Early typescript draft of 'The Hum & the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa), w/notes from Valette Bledsoe; pgs. 1-120 [TOR Books], 10/2008
Folder 8: Letter from Paul Stevens to Bledsoe re: 'The Hum & the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa) copyedited manuscript; 3pgs [TOR Books], 10/5/2010
Folder 9: Memo from Jane Liddel re: author notes on 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa) copyedited manuscript [St. Martin's Press], 2/1/2011
Folder 10: Letter from editor Miriam Weinberg to Bledsoe re: 'Hum & the Shiver' hardcover proofs & edits; 1pg (Tales of the Tufa) [TOR Books], 4/15/2011
Folder 11: Style sheets for 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); 8pgs [TOR Books], 10/2011
Folder 12: Preliminary outline of 'The Hum & the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); 5pgs total [TOR Books], 10/2008
Folder 13: Copy edited typescript of 'The Hum & the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); chs. 1-35, pgs. 1-421 [TOR Books], n.d.
Folder 14: Copy edited typescript of 'Dark Waters' w/hand notes; chs.1-15, pgs.ii-165 [Bantam Books], n.d.
Folder 15: Copy edited typescript of 'Dark Waters' w/hand notes; chs.16-30, pgs.166-341(end) [Bantam Books], n.d.
Folder 16: Typescript revision pages of 'Dark Waters'; chs.1-23(end) [Bantam Books], 5/6/2009-5/11/2010
Folder 17: Galley sheets for 'Dark Waters'; 14pgs [Bantam Books], 7/9/2010
Folder 18: Mass-market compostion order, digital Composition make-up sheet, and notes on markups from editor; 'Dark Waters' [Bantam Books], 7/9/2010
Folder 19: Copy edited proof of 'Dark Waters' (1st pass); pgs.i-296 [Bantam Books], 7/26/2010
Folder 20: Text layout sheet for 'Dark Waters'; from Diane Hobbing to Jane Haas Sankner, 1pg [Bantam Books], 8/10/2010
Folder 21: Copy edited proof of 'Dark Waters' (2nd pass); various pages, some missing [Bantam Books], 9/1/2010
Folder 22: Copy-edited page proofs of 'Dark Waters'; pgs.ii-294 [Bantam Books], 9/1/2010
Folder 23: Original setting materials for 'Dark Waters w/letter from D. Pomerico @ Random House to Bledsoe; various edited, typset pages - out of page # order [Bantam Books], 8/5/2011
Folder 24: 2011 draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; chs.2-15 [TOR Books], 1/29/2011
Folder 25: 2011 draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; multiple versions of chs.16-24 [TOR Books], 2/28/2011
Folder 26: 2011 draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; chs.1-19 [TOR Books], 11/3/2011
Folder 27: 2011 draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; chs.20-33(end) [TOR Books], 11/4/2011
Folder 28: Editorial letter to Bledsoe from Paul Stevens, re: 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa); 2pgs [TOR Books], 5/30/2012
Folder 29: Copy-edited manuscript of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa); pgs.1-224, chs.1-16 [TOR Books], 5/30/2012
Folder 30: Copy-edited manuscript of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa); pgs.225-441, chs.17-end [TOR Books], 5/30/2012
Folder 31: Partial draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; pgs.324-444 [TOR Books], 2012
Folder 32: Final author corrections of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa) before sending to editor; only pages w/actual corrections in folder [TOR Books], n.d.
Box 7
Folder 1: Blood Groove - letter to Paul Stevens from Iris re: copy edited m/s of 'Blood Groove' [Memphis Vampires Series, TOR Books], 7/2/2008
Folder 2: Burn Me Deadly - copy editor's stylesheets w/letter to Paul Stevens re: copyedit queries & correx [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 12/19/2008
Folder 3: Dark Jenny - typescript w/hand edits, chs.1-34 [Eddie LaCrosse Series, TOR Books], 1/18/2010
Folder 4: Dark Jenny - typescript w/hand edits, various chapters ordered by date of edits [Eddie LaCrosse Series, TOR Books], 1/21/2010
Folder 5: Dark Jenny - typescript w/hand edits, chs.1-30 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 12/28/2009
Folder 6: Dark Jenny - typescript w/comments by Valette Piper-Bledsoe; chs.1-35, pgs.1-211 [Eddie LaCrosse Series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 7: Dark Jenny - editorial letter from Paul Stevens [Eddie LaCrosse Series, TOR Books], 4/27/2010
Folder 8: Dark Jenny - copy edited typescript w/notes from editor, chs.1-35, pgs.1-385 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 4/2010
Folder 9: Dark Jenny - original copy edited typescript w/hand edits, chs.1-14, pgs.1-185 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 6/10/2010
Folder 10: Dark Jenny - original copy edited typescript w/hand edits, chs.15-35, pgs.186-407 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 6/20/2010
Folder 11: Dark Jenny - page proofs w/hand edits,  chs.1-15, pgs.1-171 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 10/13/2010
Folder 12: Dark Jenny - proofs w/hand edits, chs.16-35 pgs. 172-348(end) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 10/13/2010
Folder 13: Girls With Games of Blood - 1st copy edited m/s w/hand edits for author review, chs.1-35(end) [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], 10/23/2009
Folder 14: Girls With Games of Blood - original copy-edited m/s from editors, chs.1-15, pgs.cover-204 [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], 7/2010
Folder 15: Girls With Games of Blood - original copy-edited m/s from editors, chs.16-35, pgs.205-426(end) [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], 7/2010
Folder 16: Girls With Games of Blood - editorial letter re: 1st copy-edited m/s, 1pg [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], 9/19/2009
Folder 17: Girls With Games of Blood - typescript, pgs.1-89, chs.1-17 [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 18: Girls With Games of Blood - typescript, pgs.90-165, chs.18-end [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 19: Girls With Games of Blood - color cover mock-up [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 20: Girls With Games of Blood - outline w/hand edits, 4pgs. [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 21: Half-Lined Damsels - typescript, chs.1-27(end), n.d
Folder 22: Night Tides - letter from D. Pomerico re: copyedits & editing stylesheets [Bantam Books], 12/1/2008
Folder 23: Wake of the Bloody Angel - Typescript w/hand edits; chs.1-15 (order reversed) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 8/16/2010
Folder 24: Wake of the Bloody Angel - Typescript w/hand edits, chs.1-30 (reverse pagination) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 4/26/2011
Folder 25: Wake of the Bloody Angel - Typescript draft w/hand edits, chs.1-31(end) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 5/16/2011
Folder 26: Wake of the Bloody Angel - copyedited typescript w/hand notes from editor, chs.1-35, pgs.1-408(end) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 5/24/2011
Folder 27: Wake of the Bloody Angel - letter from editor to Bledsoe re:copy edits, 1pg [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 8/9/2011
Folder 28: Wake of the Bloody Angel - nautical review by Steve Osmanski, 2pgs [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 29: Wake of the Bloody Angel - notes from Miriam & Paul, 1pg [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], n.d
Series II: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 1: Note from the office of university relations, no date
Folder 2: Alex Bledsoe responding to a Carmen J. Jones letter regarding The Last Temptation of Christ, no date
Folder 3: Letters between Alex Bledsoe and various publishers organized by date.  Regarding "Rhiannon", 1992-1993
Folder 4: Two letters regarding "Burn Me Deadly", 2008
Folder 5: Two letters regarding "Blood Groove", 2008
Folder 6: Letter to Lynn from Alex, 6/23/2009
Folder 7: Letter to Paus Stevens regarding "The Girls with Games of Blood.", 2009
Folder 8: Letters between Alex Bledsoe and publishers regarding "Half Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides)", 2008-2010
Series III: Short Stories
Box 1
Folder 1: On the Count of Z. [Manuscript], no date
Box 2
Folder 1: 3 typescripts of "Time of the Season" w/hand edits (title story for anthology); 2pgs each, 7/25/2012
Folder 2: 3 typescripts of "Cold Wind" w/hand edits (for 'Time of the Season' anthology); 5pgs each, 9/9/2012
Folder 3: 2 typescripts of "Time of the Season" w/hand edits (title story for anthology); 15pgs, n.d.
Folder 4: 2 typescripts of "Hunter and Bagger" w/hand edtis (story for sidekick anthology); 2pgs each, n.d.
Folder 5: 2 typescripts of "The Rider" w/hand edtis (story for work anthology); 3pgs each, 9/12/2012
Folder 6: 3 typescripts of "The Chill in the Air" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Story #1 [collection #1], 42pgs total, 3/18/2012
Folder 7: Research materials re: Lilith & Eve for "Lost & Found"; Firefly Witch Story #2 [Collection #1], 7 xerox pages & envelope, 7/21/1997
Folder 8: 1 typescript of "Lost & Found" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch story #2 [collection #1], 4pgs, 3/18/2012
Folder 9: 2 typescripts of "Lost and Found" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Story #2 [collection #1], 43pgs total, n.d.
Folder 10: 1 handwritten manuscript of "Lost and Found"; Firefly Witch story #2 [collection #1], 26pgs, n.d.
Folder 11: 2 typescripts of "The Darren Stevens Club" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch story #3 [collection #1], 3pgs each, 3/19/2012
Folder 12: 5 typescripts of "the Darren Stevens Club" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Story #3 [collection #1], 53pgs total, n.d.
Folder 13: 3 typescripts of "The Taped-Down Box" w/hand edtis; Firefly Witch story #1 [collection #2], 3pgs each, n.d.
Folder 14: 1 typescript of "The Taped-Down Box" w/hand edtis; Firefly Witch story #1 [collection #2], 9pgs, n.d.
Folder 15: 2 typescripts of "Croaked" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch story #2 [collection #2], 34pgs total, n.d.
Folder 16: handwritten notes & parts of draft of "Croaked"; Firefely Witch story #2 [Collection #2], 4pgs, n.d.
Folder 17: 2 typescripts of "Croaked" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch story #2 [collection #2], 4pgs each, n.d.
Folder 18: 3 typescripts of "Same Ol' Song" w/hand edits & notes; Firefly Witch Story #3 [collection #2], 19pgs total, n.d.
Folder 19: 4 typescripts of "The Devil You Know" w/hand edits & notes; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 56pgs total, 7/8/2012
Folder 20: 3 typescripts of "Pen-Tackle Blues" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 3pgs each, 7/8/2012
Folder 21: handwritten draft notes on "Pen-Tackle Blue"; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 2pgs, n.d.
Folder 22: 3 typescripts of "Pen-Tackle Blues" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 43pgs total, n.d.
Folder 23: 2 typescripts of "Back Atcha" w/hand notes; Firefly Witch collection #3, 4pgs each (10pgs total), 6/29/2012
Folder 24: 2 typescripts of "Back Atcha" (working title: "Harm None") w/hand edits & notes; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 42pgs total, n.d.
Folder 25: "Sprig" - revision pass; 1pg, 7/12/2012
Folder 26: 2 typescripts of "the Cut" w/author's hand edits & notes; 2pgs for repring in 'Dark Light' anthology 2012, 2/23/2012
Folder 27: Fall/Winter 1996 issue of 'Gaslight' containing "The Chill in the Air, fall/winter 1996
Folder 28: Chapbook '(000)000-0000' by Andre Villanueva; feat. Bledsoe's "The Cut" on pg.3, 1998
Folder 29: Typescript of "The Cut" edited by Mehitobel Wilson; 4pgs, 1998
Folder 30: 2 typescripts of "The Cut" w/hand edits; 4pgs each, n.d.
Series IV: Miscellaneous
Box 1
Folder 1: To The Batpole! [Manuscript with edits] Three parodies, no date
Folder 2: Night Tider [Bantam Dell in-house transmittal form], no date
Folder 3: Newspaper advertisements, no date
Folder 4: Pioneer Press [School Newsletter], 1980
Folder 5: Pioneer Press" [School Newsletter], 1980
Folder 6: UTM News [Honors day recipients], 1982
Folder 7: Weakley County Press [Newspaper], 1983
Folder 8: Honors Day Program, 1984
Folder 9: Bean Switch [Publication], 1984
Folder 10: The Pacer [Newspaper], 4/4/1985
Folder 11: Dresden Enterprise [Sports News], 1985
Folder 12: Advertisement for Physicians Mutual insurance, 1985
Folder 13: Copies of various newspaper articles stapled by author, 1982
Folder 14: Various newspaper clippings sorted by date, no date - 1985
Folder 15: Bean Switch [Publication], 1985
Folder 16: Honors day program, 1985
Folder 17: Northwest Tennessee Trek [Magazine], 1985
Folder 18: The Pacer [Newspaper], 1986
Folder 19: The Jackson Sun Newspaper [University of Tennessee honors], 1986
Folder 20: Valley News [Newspaper], 9/8/88
Folder 21: Various certificates sorted by date, 1982-1988
Folder 22: The Jackson Sun [Newspaper] "B" section, 1988
Folder 23: Athens - Limestone free press [Newspaper], 1989
Folder 24: Public auction program from Swann Galleries for 'Contemporary Prints from the June Wayne Collection', 11/21/2002
Folder 25: Character mining workshop paperwork & notes for unknown story, n.d.
Box 2
Folder 1: newspaper clippings organized alphabetically, n.d.-1990
Folder 2: The Harbinger newspaper, 11/10/1992-1/25/1993
Folder 3: The Harbinger newspaper, 1/26-5/10/1993
Folder 4: The Harbinger newspaper, 5/11-5/30/1993
Folder 5: The Harbinger newspaper, 7/13-8/24/1993
Folder 6: Copies of newspaper articles, n.d.-1993
Folder 7: The Gulf Coast Christian newspaper, 1993
Folder 8: Heads or Tails writing contest entry, 8/13/1995
Folder 9: Publication: 'The Widow of the Orchid', with Bledsoe's "On the Count of Z", 1997
Folder 10: Oregon Observer newspaper, 10/18/2007
Folder 11: Isthmus newspaper, 10/24/2008
Folder 12: Bantam Dell composition order for 'Night Tides', 1/27/2009
Folder 13: 'The New Shetlander' magazine containing Bledsoe's article "Vernacular Abandon: Writing the Way we Speak", Spring 2009